India’s COVID tally crosses 8.9 million; death toll tops 1.30 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India coronavirus tally has crossed the 8.9 million mark and currently stands at 89,12,908, with a single-day rise of 38,617 new cases in last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s death toll has reached to 1,30,993, with 474 new fatalities being reported in the same period.

So far, a total of 83,35,110 patients have been cured or discharged so far, while the active cases stands at 4,46,805, as per the ministry data.

In the worst-affected Maharashtra, COVID-19 confirmed cases jumped to 17,52,509 which include 46,102 deaths. The active cases in the state stand at 82,904 and 16,23,503 recoveries.

Maharashra is followed by Karnataka (8,64,140), Andhra Pradesh (8,56,159), Tamil Nadu (7,61,568), Kerala (5,33,500) and Uttar Pradesh (5,14,270).

Meanwhile, the national capital has registered 4,95,598 COVID-19 cases, while 7,812 people have died of the virus in Delhi.

 

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 12.74 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to November 17. Of these 9,37,279 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the Union Health Ministry yesterday reiterated the need to be careful and implement COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. In view of the festive season, it said, the effects of Durga Puja and Diwali may be seen in coming weeks. We have to keep watching new cases very carefully.

-RJV